A selection of birds photographed from the rear. My contribution to the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Rear.
A resting male Common Pochard from the rear. Hurleston Reservoir, Cheshire, England.
A male Purple Finch from the rear. South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.
A sunbathing Dunnock from the rear. Hatherton, Cheshire, England.
A young Pine Siskin from the rear. South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.
A Fieldfare from the rear. Faddiley, Cheshire, England.
A male Yellow-headed Blackbird from the rear. Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.
My contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Smiles and the A Photo a Week Challenge: Smile.
I know that I’m not supposed to anthropomorphize wildlife but I thought this could be a light hearted post with a bit of anthropomorphizing.
An American Red Squirrel with a hint of a smile. Ontario, Canada.
A relaxed Dunnock grinning while sunbathing. Cheshire, England.
A wet Racoon grins as it surveys the bird feeders, Ontario, Canada.
A Common Frog grins in a garden pond, Cheshire, England.
A portrait of a Mourning Dove that gives the impression of smiling. Ontario, Canada.
A hidden Great Blue Heron laughing at a No Fishing Sign, Ontario, Canada.
A Pine Siskin that appears to be laughing. Ontario, Canada.
The Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge is Junk.
This Dunnock (Prunella modularis) was photographed on a junk pile in an old orchard in Cheshire, England.
There was Field Voles living under the junk pile which is why I had a camera pointing at it. This Dunnock was a regular visitor to the junk pile so got its photo taken while I waited for a Vole.
The new Wits End Weekly Photo Challenge is Comfortable and Cozy.
I had my post almost finished before changing my mind about which photo I was going to use and starting again. The only part of the first version to survive is the opening sentence with the link to the Weekly Photo Challenge.
Thinking about the challenge a second time got me thinking about summer, warmer weather and the sun, probably because we had been under snow squall warnings and extreme cold warnings for a lot of last week. That made me think of this photo of a sunbathing Dunnock (Prunella modularis) in Cheshire, England.
The bird is obviously comfortable and cozy in the warm sun.
If you’re wondering what my initial pick for this challenge was it was this photo.